Émile Gallé

Emile Gallé was a French designer from Nancy in North East France famous for his glassware and furniture created in the fashionable Art Nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century of which he was a pioneer.

His sought-after glass wares produced in his factory in Nancy are notable for their profusion of different techniques from multiple layers of different coloured glass with engraving and inclusions. The decorative motifs are often plant-based.

Gallé’s furniture makes distinctive use of organic forms and marquetry.


Gallé crocus vase offered in Kansas

24 February 2020

This 17¾in (45cm) high, Gallé glass vase from c.1900 in marqueterie sur verre technique with a carved crocus design is one of the highlights of a sale to be held by Woody auction in Douglass, Kansas, on Mar 14.


Emile Gallé special piece shown at the Exposition Universelle in Paris comes to auction

18 February 2019

A unique example of Emile Gallé’s glasswork created as a special piece features in the 20th century decorative art sale held by Gros & Delettrez at Drouot on March 8.


Emile Galle grasshopper glass vase on offer in Paris

02 May 2017

Among a handful of pieces of Gallé French art glass in a sale of decorative arts and design to be held by Tessier Sarrou & Associés at Drouot on May 4 is this example of the designer’s skills in the medium.

Emile Galle Allium floor lamp

‘Unique’ Emile Gallé lamp sells to Florida museum at $260,000

04 November 2016

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora in Florida is the proud new owner of a possibly unique Emile Gallé Allium floor lamp which sold for a hammer price of $260,000 (£167,740) or $310,000 including premium.

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Gallé vase at Hansons is broken but unbowed

03 November 2015

As suggested by an inscription to the socle reading ‘Gallé, Expo 1900’, this ovoid pedestal vase offered by Hansons of Etwall in Derbyshire had been created in the studios of Emile Gallé (1846-1904) for the ‘Exposition Universelle de Paris’ in 1900.


£1.5m Gallé glass raid at museum

03 November 2004

GLASSWORKS by Emile Gallé thought to be worth over £1.5m have been stolen from a Swiss museum. Thieves seized 15 items by the French master craftsman in the raid on the Neumann Foundation, housed in the castle of Gingins overlooking Lake Geneva, on October 27.